The Tors Tour – Sunday 23 March 2019

Stan Wilder agreed to lead this trip many months before the event, but damaged his heel a week before the Sunday. A sympathetic Trish Falkner agreed to stand in for Stan, and by 0900, 14 of us turned up at the Mt Vernon car-park to do “Stan’s” circuit.

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Sylvia ‘surely not in the cloud again’ Tops - 9 – 10 March 2019

The first time I did this trip was in Nov 2010 with Dan Pryce. The details then were:-Leave town 7.00am to be walking from the Deerstalkers Hut at 9.30am. Turn off the Nina track to cross the Nina River and follow all day up the spur on the true right, from east to west. The ‘new’ as in 2008 Devil’s Den Bivvy is right on Devilskin Saddle whereas the old bivvy used to be in the bush a little way down Blind Stream.

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Mt Algidus – Big Goat Hill – Sunday 10 February 2019

The club hadn’t been up Mt Algidus for many years so we’d lost contact details to gain access. On the day three cars drove via Coleridge, Homestead, and Algidus roads to the road-end. Our plans coincided with the station-owner’s so we were given a ride over the wide, braided Wilberforce River behind a tractor on a fancy trailer..

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Pinchgut Hut – Saturday 16 February 2019

A rainy forecast ruled out the scheduled Mt Noble climb so we settled for a simple there-and-back to Pinchgut Hut with its advantage of being a dog- friendly trip. Our leader, Evelien took Neisha and John took Bob. We parked on Taafes Glen Road and were soon across the Okuku ford and on the riverside track.

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Wangapeka Track - 2 - 9 February 2019

We’ve had several attempts to run this trip and this one got quite complicated at one point, but in the end it came together with two groups of four walking from each end. We swapped cars before we left Christchurch so the two groups had the flexibility to adjust their tramps as needed (we were expecting some heavy rain mid tramp).

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